Answers to your Mambo questions!
Where is the nearest post office?
The address of the local post office is 1306 W. Main St., Marblehead, Ohio 43440. Postage stamps in bundles of five are also available at the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office.
Emergency medical care is available at Magruder Hospital, located at 615 Fulton St. in Port Clinton, which is approximately a 15-minute drive from Lakeside. Medical care is also available at Firelands Hospital in Sandusky. Urgent care can be found at FASTrack Urgent Care, located at 135 W. Perry St. in Port Clinton. Walk-ins are accepted and there is no facility fee. For more information, call (419) 732-7800. Urgent care is also available at NOMS Urgent Care in Sandusky.
What does my Chautauqua Pass pay for?
A Chautauqua Pass provides admission to the grounds and activities, including Hoover Auditorium live entertainment, the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus, educational seminars, children and youth programs, swimming off the dock, and parks and picnic areas, among numerous other activities. For the full list of Chautauqua Pass benefits, visit
How does parking work?
A Daily Auto Pass is required to park at Lakeside over Memorial Day weekend and during the Chautauqua summer season. There are three options for daily Auto Passes: To park on the grounds, the cost is $12 per day; to park in the South Gate Parking Lot, the cost is $6 per day, and to park at Danbury High School, 9451 E. Harbor Road, the cost is $1.50 per day and is available until Sept. 3. For more information on these options, visit
Where Can I Find the Lakesider?
Visit Erie Food Market, located outside the Fifth Street Gate, for local and national newspapers. For Lakeside news, pick up a weekly Lakesider summer newspaper at the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office, Hoover Auditorium, Hotel Lakeside, Fountain Inn, gates, Welcome Center or any business.
Where is the Nearest Movie Theater?
Orchestra Hall enjoys the distinction of being the only movie theater on the Marblehead Peninsula, as well as in all of Ottawa County. It’s located at 122 Second Street, on the corner of Walnut Avenue and Second Street, and features weekly movies in the summer and fall. Check the weekly Lakesider newspaper for show times and ticket prices.
Is there a Copy & Fax Service?
Copy and fax services are available at the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office, located at 236 Walnut Avenue, during regular business hours, for a fee. The Lakeside Chautauqua fax service number is (419) 798 - 5033.
Hoover Ticket Office Hours
9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Mon. - Tues. & Thurs. - Sat., 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. Select Wednesdays and 2 -4 p.m. Sunday.
Quiet Hours
11 p.m. - 8 a.m. Monday - Friday, 11:30 p.m. - 8 a.m. Saturday and 11 p.m. - 12 p.m. Sunday.
7 a.m. - 11 p.m. Daily. The Mack Mobile is also available for guests with limited mobility. Call (419) 341 - 8247.
Where do I return my library books?
Library books from the Lakeside United Methodist Church Library (450 Central Avenue), the Lakeside Women’s Club Library (161 Walnut Avenue) and the Port Clinton Ida Rupp Library (310 Madison Street, Port Clinton) may be returned to the library drop box in the parking lot at the corner of Central Avenue and Fourth Street. Book can also be returned to the Marblehead Branch of the Ida Rupp Library (710 West Main St.)
Where can I find more information about Lakeside while on the grounds?
The Lakeside Information Center is located at the Pavilion. This central location allows guests to complete reservations for waterfront activities and finalize payment for boat rentals, including stand up paddleboards, kayaks and Sunfish sailboats. In addition, the center is the main location to obtain and return registration forms and payment for recreational events, including the 5k Raccoon Run, Triathlons and sailing races. The Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office, located at 236 Walnut Ave., is also a great resource for additional information about Lakeside Chautauqua.
Worship Services in Lakeside Chautauqua
Dockside Worship Service, Pavilion East Deck – 8:30 a.m. Lakeside United Methodist Church Worship, 450 Central Avenue – 9 a.m. Hoover Auditorium Community Worship Service – 10:30 a.m. Sunset Vespers by the Lake, Pavilion West Deck – 8:30 p.m.
Churches in Marblehead
Chapel on the Lake, 145 S. Bridge Road. First United Church of Christ, 802 Prairie Street. Holy Assumption Orthodox Church, 114 E. Main Street. St. John Lutheran Church, 117 Stone Street. St. Joseph Catholic Church, 113 James Street. St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, 506 E. Main Street. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 541 S. Church Road.
What is the tobacco policy?
Tobacco is not permitted in Lakeside. For the health and wellness of guests and residents, smoking and the use of other tobacco products are prohibited on the Lakeside Chautauqua grounds, with the exception of privately-owned properties.
Bikes, Skateboards, Scooters, Skates & Hoverboards
Bikes, Skateboards, Scooters, Skates & Hoverboards are prohibited along the lakefront path, nature/walking trail, within the parks, on the dock or Pavilion and within the Pedestrian Walkway on Walnut Avenue between Second and Third Streets, as well as the Business District between Maple and Central Avenues from Fourth Street to the lakefront.
Why is the ground shaking?
A few days a week during the summer, between 10 a.m-3 p.m., LaFarge Quarry in Marblehead blasts the rock. These blasts cause a loud boom and an earthquake-like rumble in Lakeside.
Is there a lost and found?
Yes, at the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office, 236 Walnut Ave. The phone number is (419) 798-4461, ext. 244.
Where can I find Wi-Fi?
Near Hoover Auditorium and the Pavilion. Coffee & Cream, the Lakeside Laundromat, Bluebird Café and the Lakeside Women’s Club provide Wi-Fi for patrons. It is also available at the Hotel Lakeside and Fountain Inn for overnight guests only. Wesley Lodge, South Auditorium, Wo-Ho-Mis, Campground and the Lakeside Dorm have Wi-Fi for those who rent or live in the facilities.
How do I get around Lakeside?
A complimentary golf cart shuttle service is available from 6:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. during the summer season. The shuttle stops at the Welcome Center, the Shuffleboard Courts, Hotel Lakeside, Fountain Inn, Hoover Auditorium, Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus, Chautauqua Park, and the Fifth Street and Second Street Gates. There’s no need to call for a shuttle, just go to one of the stops and look for a golf cart with an orange flag. The Mack Mobile is available for guests with limited mobility, 7a.m.-11 p.m. daily. Call (419) 341-8247.
Does Lakeside offer free passes?
Complimentary Church Passes, Faith for Living Hour Passes, Laundromat Passes, Orchestra Hall Movie Passes and Shopping/Dining Passes are available at the gates. To view details and restrictions for each pass, visit the Admission & Chautauqua Pass Schedule at
Where can I buy Season Chautauqua Passes?
The Hoover Ticket Office, 115 W. Third St., is where you can purchase Season Chautauqua Passes.
Where are the public restrooms?
Public restrooms are located at the Pavilion, Central Park at the Shuffleboard Courts, the Welcome Center, Hoover Auditorium, Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus, Fountain Inn Lobby and the Hotel Lakeside Lobby.
Severe Weather Shelters
Bettinger Park and Pavilion restrooms, below the Pavilion, Wo-Ho-Mis and Wesley Lodge.
Is there access to a copier and fax machine?
These resources are available at the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office, 236 Walnut Ave., for a fee.
Where Can I Do Laundry?
The Lakeside Laundromat, located at 320 W. Second Street, offers drop-off wash and fold Service (Monday-Friday), dry cleaning services and large capacity washers and dryers. For more information, contact (419) 798-9987.
Churches in Port Clinton
Church of the Nazarene, 410 Monroe Street. Faith United Methodist Church, 430 Jackson Street. Firelands Presbyterian Church, 2626 E. Harbor Road. Grace Baptist Church, 4650 E. Port Clinton Eastern Road. Grace United Church of God & Christ, 1229 E. State Street. Immaculate Conception Church, 414 Madison Street. Peace Lutheran Church¸ 900 Jefferson Street. Resurrection Lutheran Church, 2370 N.E. Catawba Road. Port Clinton Baptist Church, 978 S. Limestahl Road. Port Clinton Bible, 150 Maple Street. Rebirth Church, 570 S. McKinley Drive. St. John Lutheran Church, 207 Adams Street. St Thomas Episcopal Church, 214 E. Second Street. Trinity United Methodist Church, 135 Adams Street.
Pet Policy
Pets are to be on a leash or confined to the owners’ premises at all times. Owners must clean up after their animals. Several “Mutt Mitt” dispensers are located throughout the grounds.

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